Nicholas Comninellis


In Person Virtual

Chronic Disease Amid Chronic Poverty

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ATCR 206
  • November 9 2024 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Infectious diseases have been the leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout history. Today, however, the burden of infectious diseases is diminishing while the mobility from chronic, non-infectious diseases is growing dramatically. Low-resource nations are particularly ill-equipped to manage diabetes, hypertension, chronic lung, and chronic heart diseases. This session illuminates the power of lifestyle improvements, continuity of primary care, and provision of life-saving medications.